th' poetry asylum
invites you to commit yourself
to subTerreanean 7.
an open mic in a book.
th' poetry asylum Project for
National Poetry Month (April 2017)
DEADLINE for contributions: March
Think of this project as an open mic
in a DIY card-cover handmade photocopied stapled booklet.
Instead of 5 minutes, you have one page - front and back.
The Project: To create 200 copies of an anthology from area
poets, writers and visual artists.
Each contributor will get 2 copies of the booklet.
100 copies will be distributed at Art Spaces, Inc. at the literary
magazine event on April 28.
Remaining copies will offered for sale at $5 to offset cover
printing, artist honorarium, etc.
1. Fill your one page, front and back, with:
Your original poetry or poetic prose, flash
fiction, brilliant thoughts, visual art
Do it on your computer, write it by hand, collage
it. Decorate it. Doodle in the margins.
Leave at least a 1" to 1.25" margin on the left
side of your 1st side( front) and on the right side
of your 2nd side (back.) That's where
we'll be stapling.
2. Make sure your name is on it somewhere. Include a little
bio of yourself on the page, if you like.
3. Make 200 copies of your page. *
Most do a black and white page, as color
copies are expensive.
Feel free to choose a colored or textured
Turn in your original page as well as the 200 copies to Zann Carter
on or before Thursday, March 16 (that is the March poetry
reading night.) They can be brought to the reading or dropped
ArtsIlliana (23 N. 6th Street, Terre Haute.) any
weekday 10 - 4 p.m.
5. Come to the April 20 reading or the April 28 Literary Launch for
the distribution of the booklet.
6. The coordinators reserve the right to respectfully decline pages
that, based solely on the coordinators' own subjective
sensibilities, are outrageously vulgar or offensive. Edgy is
cool, taking us off a cliff is something we're not up
for. If you have any doubts, we'll be happy to look at your
page before you make copies.
Copyright will remain with individual authors.
DEADLINE: Thursday March 16,
* Big Picture (608 North 13th Street) has again offered us a
special copying price : .05 per page includes
copying both sides! 200 pages should be about $10 plus tax.
(This special price is for black-and-white only. Color copying is
considerably more and not discounted.)
To take advantage of the special price, you must get your page into
them no later than March 8.
Be sure to tell them it's for the 3rd Thursday Poetry Project.
If they are busy, you may have to leave your order for later pickup.
Project Co-ordinators: Zann Carter, Sarah Long and Stacia
Download pdf of guidelines here
Questions? Want to help collate?
Contact Zann at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or